LIFESPAN BIKE DESK FEATURED ON TODAY SHOW
October 18, 2013
Many have heard of LifeSpan’s Treadmill Desk and the benefits of getting up and walking throughout your work day. But the newest concept of our Active WorkStation is the Bike Desk, built for people who would like to exercise and boost their metabolism while still working.
Highlighted on the TODAY Show on Wednesday, October 16 the bike desk had the cast raving about moving while working. The "What's Hot in Health Segment" covered the most popular items on the market today. Joy Bauer said it perfectly "Pedal slow and steady, so you never get crazy winded, so you can concentrate on your work." Standing desks have been a preferred option for years, even back to Winston Churchill using one. While standing is a better alternative to sitting, having the ability to move throughout the day while still performing all your tasks, is revolutionary.
The LifeSpan bike desk is available for customers that own existing standing desks or in a whole set with an electronically adjusting desk. The bike itself is no larger than a standard office chair and can be rolled under the desk or out of the way when not in use.
Studies have shown that people who are active throughout the day are more productive, it lowers their blood pressure, resting heart-rate and increases metabolism and blood flow. So why not make your work, work?
Could Requiring Employees to Sit All Day Become a Legal Issue?
August 26, 2013
Interesting to think about this issue due to the abundance of research indicating that prolonged sitting is detrimental to a person’s health. Could there be legal issues surrounding the requirement for employees to sit all day especially since 86 percent of American workers do just that in the office?
In Australia, “The National Heart Foundation is lobbying business groups to systematically make regular low level standing activity a workplace requirement armed with the warning they face a legal duty of care to workers on par with banning smoking from the workplace.” Is the office of the future one that provides employees with treadmill desks, standing conferences, and walking meetings?
James A. Levine, M.D., Ph.D, of the Mayo Clinic offers some advice to get us all up and moving into the future and a healthy lifestyle.
- Sit less and move more overall. Start simply by standing rather than sitting whenever you have the chance.
- Stand while talking on the phone or eating lunch.
- If you work at a desk for long periods of time, try a standing desk.
- Think about ways to walk while you work such as walking laps with colleagues during a meeting.
- Position your work surface above a treadmill — with a computer screen and keyboard on a stand or a specialized treadmill-ready vertical desk — so that you can be in motion throughout the day.
- Get Out of Your Chair If You Want to Live
- Workout Desks Provide Numerous Health Benefits
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- Even with exercise, long periods spent sedentary are deemed a health risk
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- Do you have 'sitting disease'?
- Get Up and Move!!
- Health Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle
- Minimal Intensity Physical Activity (Standing and Walking)...
- Short Desk Breaks Life Enhancing